Painting The Word

I would have been in sooo much trouble with my Bible teacher for this, back when I was a kid! I suppose some people might think painting on a Bible is disrespectful, or somehow damaging or vandalizing the Word of God. But I prefer to think of it as choosing a cover, just in a more hands-on, […]

Big Scary Decisions, and The Voice

I got a new Bible this week. It’s “The Voice” translation, upon referral of an artist friend, as if I didn’t own enough Bibles already. Upon my first reading just now, I am gobsmacked by the strong, clear voice of a Dad who loves me to heaven and back. You might not know this, but I have this […]

Glory in the Goodbye

This past Sunday, we at our church received the news that our worship pastor will be leaving his position as our worship leader, and his wife leaving her position in the children’s ministry, sometime over the next few weeks. Our worship pastor assures us it’s not because of any kind of sin done either by them or […]

He Loved Through Art: Esau ‘Mark’ Kessler

I want to tell you about a longtime VineArts leader who now inhabits heaven. His name is Mark Kessler, also known as Esau. In my last post I wrote how Mark’s early departure has deepened my understanding of this limited time that we have to create. Today I want to tell you about the heart of this man, and how […]

Open Eyes, Encounter God

Praying through Art? I’d heard of different ways people do this, but my own experience did not include “Visio Divina.” That is, until last month! Have you ever heard of Lectio Divina? We recently discovered that awesomeness. But Visio Divina is not using your ears, but your eyes. To look […]